Get Real! Engaging with Adolescent and Young
Adult Clients - Social Workers Training Seminar
Adolescent Mental Health: Are You Ready?
Adolescents (defined as ages 13-24) can be a tough group to engage in therapy,
especially as they are not a well understood population. Usually internally
focused, young people can be distracted, impulsive, secretive, and seemingly
perpetually aggravated. Most research focuses on the development of young
children or issues impacting older adults, while young people often get lost in
the mix. We are left shaking our heads at the problems that plague them and
their lack of motivation to engage in services. What often remains overlooked in
treatment is the impact of trauma and multiple identities on adolescent
development—including race, class, religion, physical and cognitive abilities,
immigrant status, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation.
This dynamic course provides unique insight into the rollercoaster that is
adolescent development, factors which influence growing up, and how to engage
with young people. Discuss timeframes for engagement and trust-building, and
strategies to better understand, build rapport with, and serve young people.
Explore how to make adolescents' care relevant to them. By weaving into this
course the themes of intersecting identities and approaching engagement and
treatment with a trauma-informed lens, participants will be able to implement a
more inclusive approach to their work with youth.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Identify adolescent and young adult mental
• Articulate the impacts of trauma on adolescent development
• Integrate trauma informed, culturally relevant care to your treatment plans
• Evaluate the role of power dynamics in the adolescent client/therapist
• Recognize unhealthy adolescent coping strategies and provide healthy
• Develop strategies to increase authentic engagement with youth
DANIA SACKS MARCH, LCSW, MPH, PPSC, has
over 15 years of experience working with young people, and is a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker with a Pupil and Personnel Services Credential from San
Francisco State University. Ms. Sacks March obtained Master's degrees in Social
Work and in Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has
developed and facilitated numerous trainings on chronic and complex trauma,
adolescent development, sexual identity and health, and substance abuse. She was
the Youth Health & Wellness Expert for the launch of www.LiveStrong.com (Lance
Armstrong's healthy lifestyle website), a featured presenter at the Healthy Teen
Network Annual Conference in 2011, and is published on Huffington Post regarding
adolescent risk behaviors.
"Dania is an adolescent health expert! Using a
variety of creative activities to engage participants, she is action oriented,
and offers tangible strategies. I highly recommend working with Dania—her
knowledge about teens and her ability to share this knowledge with others is
Jessica Colvin, MPH, MSW
"Dania provides strong trauma informed and culturally competent interventions
and is a skilled facilitator. She's particularly good at engaging 'hard to
engage' adolescents and other audiences.
Dara Papo, LCSW
"Dania is great at asking the right questions that stimulate thought provoking
answers. She's an expert at creating curriculum that a variety of diverse
clients can relate to and is able to guide, promote, and strengthen ideas that
young adults have around peer pressure and future-like uncertainties."
Janay Washington, BA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Mental Health Nurses
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• School Staff and Administration
• Correctional Staff
• School Counselors
American Nurses Credentialing Center -
Cross Country Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved
by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for
7.2 contact hours.
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved
provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is
offered for 6.0 contact hours.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider
with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered
for 7.2 contact hours.
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-Counselor) -
Cross Country Education is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor
approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
(license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six (6) contact hours of
continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should
contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing
education requirements for licensure renewal.
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-MFT) - Cross
Country Education is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for marriage and family therapist.
Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - Cross
Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider
Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education
has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Protective Health Services, State Board
of Behavioral Health Licensure - This program has been submitted to the
Oklahoma Board of Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist for approval of 6 continuing education hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -